Your sound engineering career will get a head-start after you complete one of the best Sound Engineering courses in India at Crypto Cipher Academy. As the industry grows bigger, every year, there are more and more avenues to earn a decent living in this profession. Students can take up specialized career options like mix engineer, mastering engineer, location engineer, live sound engineer, film dialogue related work, recording engineer, audio editor, ADR work, audio post-production work and much more. The student can also seek employment in studios, sound rental companies, sound installation companies, radio and broadcasting, production houses, film/game companies, and foley recording studios. They can also start their own studio to provide services to clients and grow their own business. Another option is to work in other related fields like studio manager, audio equipment marketing and demonstrations, acoustic treatment companies and acoustic/audio consultancy.
In the list below we have listed some of the most popular jobs for new sound engineers after they get their certification completed at one of the best sound engineering courses in India, at Crypto Cipher Academy.
1. Studio Engineer - A studio engineer works in a studio along with music producers. In many cases the roles of a music producer and sound engineer is fulfilled by the same person.
2. Assistant Engineer - The assistant engineer also works in a studio but more in the capacity of an apprentice to the senior sound engineer.
3. Recording Engineer - The recording engineer focuses primarily on audio recordings and all the technology related to capturing audio.
4. Game Audio Engineer - A game audio engineer is responsible for background noises in a video game and different sound elements that are present in game menus and settings area.
5. Mix Engineer - A mix engineer brings together or balances the recordings and plugins based sounds in a track, using various effects and signal processors.
6. FOH Engineer - FOH or Front of House sound engineers work at live events. They are responsible for clarity and smooth functioning of a live performance.
7. Monitor Engineer - Monitor engineers also work at live events. They make sure that all the performers can hear themselves and each other. They also set up headphone and In-ear-monitor mixes during live shows.
8. Systems Engineer - The systems engineer sets up the entire audio system in a live show including the amps and loudspeakers. They work with FOH and monitor engineers to ensure a smooth and well balanced live performance.
9. Post-production Engineer - The post-production engineer works with dialogue and foley in films and television.
10. Corporate Media Tech - this work relates to seminars and speaking engagements in auditoriums and hotels organised often by corporate companies. The media tech also sets up the microphones and public address systems for such events.
11. Manufacture Specialist - Companies that manufacture audio gear need people to demonstrate their product to their customers. These demonstrations are the responsibility of the manufacture specialist who is well acquainted with the fundamentals of various audio gear.
12. Sound Installations Engineer - Malls, restaurants, clubs, bars, departmental stores will often have music playing in their premises, courtyards and parking lots. The sound installations engineer sets up these speakers, and maintains all of the technology used to power these speakers. The sound installations engineer also works at schools and offices to set up and maintain their public address systems.
13. Audio Forensics Expert - Audio forensics expert is a relatively new profession relating to the field of forensic science related to recording, analyzing, and evaluating sound recordings that may be used as evidence in a court of law. The audio forensics expert determines the authenticity of a sound, enhance anything that may be unclear or distorted, and interpret he evidence.
Frequently Asked Questions from People Seeking Admission
What Equipment Do I Need to Start in Sound Engineering?
You will need a decent computer, a DAW, scientific calculator (you can buy an app for this) and sound level meter (you can buy an app for this too).
I just want to learn the DAW so is it okay if I don't study for other modules?
For students who only want to master DAWs, we offer a 3 month course that will give you a strong foundation for music production but we encourage students to take Diploma courses as all the modules have been designed for a successful career both in music production and sound engineering, not to mention you don't want to miss out on one of the best sound engineering courses in India, which is carefully designed to make the candidate a powerhouse in the field of sound engineering. Please read the Complete Music Production & Sound Engineering Modules details on Crypto Cipher Academy Website.
Do I need to learn Sound Engineering if i want to become a music producer?
A producer has many roles like gathering ideas for projects, selecting songs and/or musicians for live performance or recording, coaching artists and musicians in the studio, controlling recording sessions, and bringing together the entire process through mixing and mastering. A producer is not just a musician. Renowned producers like Dr. Dre
, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams are experts in audio technology and music production. As a result they could push the boundaries of commercial music over many decades. Learning sound engineering provides the music producer with an in depth understanding of the existing forms of audio tech and also equips them with the tools to learn new technology quickly and efficiently.
I want to make beats/dance music. Do i need to study sound engineering for that?
Making beats or dance music is definitely a worthwhile endeavour but without experimentation, the music would get boring after a while. We teach all the skills required to improve your own sound quality, no matter the genre. We teach the sciences that forms the base on which art is created and refined.
How do I get my certification?
The student needs to pass all the exams for individual modules and also submit all the projects that are assigned. On completion, we will provide the student with our certificate.
Are there online classes?
We do not offer online classes. Classes are held at the Academy. A lot of topics cannot be covered properly with online classes. Modules like interconnections, mixing and mastering, live analog and digital mixers require the student to be physically present in the studio to understand it to the best of their abilities.
What is the Eligibility for this course?
Besides having a genuine interest in the music-making process, students must have a general idea about computers, operating systems, basic physics and basic mathematics.
What are the facilities at the Academy?
At Crypto Cipher Academy classes are held at two of our project studios. Students are trained with equipment that is commonly used by industry professionals. Please visit Studio Equipment Page for further detailed information.
What plugins will I learn during the course?
Students are taught using the best plugins available to music producers and sound engineers. We use various plugins from leading developers like Izotope, Native Instruments, Fabfilter, XFER, Waves, and UAD, among others. Please read Mixing & Mastering Module for detailed information.